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Continuing with its speech, the UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak further added that the government will pay £1000 bonus per employee for firms that bring staff back from furlough through to January.

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  • Furlough program cannot and will not go on forever.
  • Furlough system will wind down flexibly, gradually.
  • Leaving furlough open forever will give people false hope.
  • Longer people are on furlough, skills will fade.
  • We can get as many people as possible from furlough back to their jobs.